Work will be run in the little uninhabited island in the middle of the sea, therefore, is compulsory to be able to swim Volunteers will help in cleaning the area from trash, re-building stone paths and watering plants. Work will be done mainly in the morning and in case of wind or rain the work will be run on another day. Work can be tiring and hard due to hot temperature and Sicilian sun (hat and sunblock are compulsory).
The LIPU offers a room inside their office equipped with 3 bunk beds, the accommodation offers one bathroom and a kitchen. The bedroom is very basic with a little terrace where to dinner (too hot to be used at lunch). All the volunteers will be accommodated in one common room equipped with bunk beds and share one bathroom. Volunteers should be aware of a very basic condition and willing to live as such Volunteers will be responsible for cooking and cleaning.
Isola delle Femmine is an Italian town in North-Western Sicily, in the province of Palermo. It is next to the sea so volunteers can spend their free time at the beach, do water sports, snorkelling, etc… Isola is a coast-town close to Palermo and connected with bus/train. Palermo is a beautiful city where there are many sights and places to spend the free time.
The Isola delle Femmine is a natural reserve established in 1997 by the Sicilian Region and managed by LIPU (Italian league for birds protection) since 1998. This little uninhabited island is located in a strategic place for the migration of a specific species of bird called Gabbiano reale (Larus michahellis), this area allows them to rest from migration and to grow numerically. Due to financial cutting, the reserve suffers from maintenance and the support received along the year is not as much as should be provided. This is the reason why InformaGiovani with LIPU organize together every year workcamps to support the maintenance of the natural reserve and to sensitize the local community towards the place.
Be able to swim is compulsory. Interest in environment issue, protection of sea and coast. Volunteers should be aware of a very basic condition. Motivation letter is compulsory in order to show interest towards the project.
Be able to swim is compulsory. Interest in environment issue, protection of sea and coast. Basic living condition. Motivation letter is compulsory in order to show interest in the project.